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Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care

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The authoritative new reference guide that equips counselors, pastors and church leaders, and caregivers for an effective ministry of soul care. Under the guidance of the highly respected American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), more than 40 leading Christian professionals have come together to provide this comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference The authoritative new reference guide that equips counselors, pastors and church leaders, and caregivers for an effective ministry of soul care. Under the guidance of the highly respected American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), more than 40 leading Christian professionals have come together to provide this comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference guide for professional and lay counselors, pastors, and leaders in training. Competent Christian Counseling offers you: • the best contributions on spiritual formation and pastoral care from Scripture as well as from giants of church history • the latest research, theory, and successful practice methods in Christian counseling • a practical, 21st century model of Christian counseling that is not only “counselor friendly,” but also facilitates effective, biblical client change--all geared to help people mature in the ways and wisdom of Jesus Christ. Competent Christian Counseling, edited by Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager, is destined to be regarded for years to come as the authoritative, trustworthy resource for Christian counseling.


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The authoritative new reference guide that equips counselors, pastors and church leaders, and caregivers for an effective ministry of soul care. Under the guidance of the highly respected American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), more than 40 leading Christian professionals have come together to provide this comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference The authoritative new reference guide that equips counselors, pastors and church leaders, and caregivers for an effective ministry of soul care. Under the guidance of the highly respected American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), more than 40 leading Christian professionals have come together to provide this comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference guide for professional and lay counselors, pastors, and leaders in training. Competent Christian Counseling offers you: • the best contributions on spiritual formation and pastoral care from Scripture as well as from giants of church history • the latest research, theory, and successful practice methods in Christian counseling • a practical, 21st century model of Christian counseling that is not only “counselor friendly,” but also facilitates effective, biblical client change--all geared to help people mature in the ways and wisdom of Jesus Christ. Competent Christian Counseling, edited by Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager, is destined to be regarded for years to come as the authoritative, trustworthy resource for Christian counseling.

30 review for Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care

  1. 4 out of 5

    megreadsnovels

    3.5 stars from a non counselor. It was what it set out to be: an overview of Christian counseling in 2000. I had a few favorite chapters, though a fair amount was dry. It took me 9 months to read it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Essie-Marie W.

    If I could rate this book in the negatives, I would. This book is a shameful, piteous attempt at good theology in Christian counselling. I wish I was kidding when I quote from the book that they encourage you that "The most important instrument you have to help [people] is YOU," and to "invite the Holy Spirit into your imagination." Although at the end of the book they declare that their goal for Christian counselling is unity, this book is so unbelievably disjointed in teaching and belief that it If I could rate this book in the negatives, I would. This book is a shameful, piteous attempt at good theology in Christian counselling. I wish I was kidding when I quote from the book that they encourage you that "The most important instrument you have to help [people] is YOU," and to "invite the Holy Spirit into your imagination." Although at the end of the book they declare that their goal for Christian counselling is unity, this book is so unbelievably disjointed in teaching and belief that it makes me skeptical as to how hard they're really trying. This book is a compilation, written by many different authors. While some of them had valid points to address, there were too many writers who had nothing but deceptive man-centred trash to spew. This is a CHRISTIAN counselling book, therefore why in the world would you tell me that the most important tool is ME?! Another huge issue I found with the message in this book is that they think it's okay to use blatantly secular treatments if they just dress it up in spiritual-sounding language. That's not okay! Some of these secular methods are actually harmful, and don't have permanent benefits. I might as well say it's okay to pole dance as long as I call it "Eve dancing around the Forbidden Fruit Tree." The worst part is that these people have their PhDs. They ought to know better than this. However, they discredit themselves by quoting people who have next to no credible education. Why quote John Ortberg when you could be quoting other scholars that actually deserve respect?

  3. 4 out of 5

    James Scott White

    Wow. Another excellent source of information for lay helpers and Christian counselors. This resource is loaded with real scenarios, case studies, and information about how to help people in all walks of life from a Christ-like approach. Definitely one I’ll be keeping on my shelf and will be able to reference for years to come.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Required reading for my masters program, but I really liked it because it spoke to my soul that this is the area I was created for.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bailey Marissa

    A textbook that deals with all situations that a counselor could face and teaches them how to approach it in a Christian way. Used with Liberty University Online's Issues of Christian Counseling. A textbook that deals with all situations that a counselor could face and teaches them how to approach it in a Christian way. Used with Liberty University Online's Issues of Christian Counseling.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    I refer back to the book constantly and it's amazing how much the authors are quoted in other Christian integration books. It's such a great resource for those who seek to integrate ethically and with competence. I refer back to the book constantly and it's amazing how much the authors are quoted in other Christian integration books. It's such a great resource for those who seek to integrate ethically and with competence.

  7. 5 out of 5

    James Jacob

    This is more of a reference than a read-through, but I am enjoying perusing it and am certain that I will continue to consult it for years to come. So far it appears to be well-researched which is refreshing as too often Christians in helping professions rely heavily on fleeting feelings and experiences as opposed to legitimate, life-changing methods of change . . . I'm all for being Spirit-led, but also believe in good sense. This is more of a reference than a read-through, but I am enjoying perusing it and am certain that I will continue to consult it for years to come. So far it appears to be well-researched which is refreshing as too often Christians in helping professions rely heavily on fleeting feelings and experiences as opposed to legitimate, life-changing methods of change . . . I'm all for being Spirit-led, but also believe in good sense.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dave Courtney

    Reflective and resourceful, and a collaborative effort from respected figures within the field of Christian Counseling. It's well set out for reference use and categorized to enhance easy navigation. Recommended read for those moving in to the counseling field. Reflective and resourceful, and a collaborative effort from respected figures within the field of Christian Counseling. It's well set out for reference use and categorized to enhance easy navigation. Recommended read for those moving in to the counseling field.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Very informative and insightful into the soul-wounds we all experience. Appreciate this and the reference guides broken down by subject.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ken Smith

    Excellent! Great information and a must for anyone involved in Christian Counseling.

  11. 5 out of 5

    J

    Week four and still this book is an amazing read with lots to highlight and learn from. Great resource for all Christian counselors and Lay helpers.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    A good resource. It is a bit scholarly, but useful for lay ministers and those who work w/ hurting people.

  13. 4 out of 5

    F. Davis

    Excellent reference book on counseling from a Christian perspective.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kim Blackham

    This is a really long book - fine print, 700 pages. It was a little tedious to get through, but I did love the knowledge of counseling within a Christian perspective.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    Good reflective read to ponder when integrating with psychological approaches

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle Wright

  17. 4 out of 5

    Austin

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katie Wolverton

  19. 5 out of 5

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  20. 5 out of 5

    Terry

  21. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Sharp

  22. 4 out of 5

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    Krissy

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julie

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  26. 4 out of 5

    Kim Gardner

  27. 5 out of 5

    Octavia D. Thompson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Mcallister

  29. 4 out of 5

    Leanne

  30. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

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